Lauri, Thank you for writing back, and being patient with me. You said:

"Your experience and that family's are so vastly far apart they are apples and pizza, not even in the same category." Yes, apples and pizza--I am getting to grasp that. I hear you. I see how different the ramifications are when the police are called to come to the house (or the car) of a Black person/family versus a White one. I'm glad you wrote back.

Thank you for this:

"From one person trying to do better to another, I hope you will understand this as an act of love for community - particularly our black friends and neighbors, who shouldn't have to fix problems that our ancestors created." I hope we can stay in touch.

Sincerely, Alice

Magazine maven, craft coffee lover, legal guardian. Passionate about fashion and lipstick — though it may not look that way when I dash to the supermarket.